Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown endorses Clinton for president

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks with Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, an uncommitted Democrat Superdelegate, Tuesday, May 13, 2008, outside the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

Sen. Sherrod Brown, the highest ranking Democrat in the state of Ohio, endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for president today.

Brown, D-Ohio, endorsed Clinton over his fellow Sen. Bernie Sanders, a close ally in the Senate. A spokesperson said Brown was heartened in particular by Clinton’s opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal that Brown also opposes, as well as her plan to address Wall Street overreach.

“As Ohio’s working families continue to recover from the worst economic recession in our country’s history, we need a president who’s committed to growing our economy by lifting up the middle class,” Brown said in a statement announcing the endorsement. “From opposing unfair trade deals to fighting for a fair financial system, Hillary Clinton has shown she puts working families first.  She knows as president that her first job will be creating jobs for the middle class.  I am proud to endorse her today because I know she will keep Ohio moving forward.”

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